Tom Franklin

First post: Oct 9, 2019 Latest post: Oct 21, 2019
It all started with a cough, Tom went to see his doctor and was admitted for a fast heartbeat. He was diagnosed with A-Fib and during his medical history mentioned he was having some abdominal pain. After doing an ultrasound and CT scan, they found tumors on this pancreas, liver and lungs. The biopsy confirmed it was Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with metastases to his liver and lungs. He will be having a  full body PET scan on Monday, a port inserted on Tuesday and Chemo on Wednesday. The port gives the providers an easy access point for needles to give chemo and draw blood. The chemo still start with an infusion at the cancer clinic. He will then be attached to a chemo pump for the next two days. He will go back on Friday to have the pump removed. The plan is to do this chemo regimen every two weeks. We are both doing ok, Tom feels pretty good right now, we would appreciate you thoughts and prayers.